Blue Bells of Scotland

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Posted by James on May 07, 1999 at 20:37:47:

I'm playing Authur Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland with my high school band next Thursday and I would like some suggestions on how the long cadenza before the vivace variation should be played. Right now I'm playing it as written and then droping the octave on the last fermatta but it sounds like it needs a little spicing up. I was able to add some nice thirty-second neighboring groups(turns) to the first cadenza and the second variation and would like to ad lib this particular cadenza a little. I am a tuba player by trade and this is just a fun little song that I reeaaly like to play. By the way. Does anyone out there know how Dr. David Randolph from the University of Georgia is doing. The biggest reason for me not going out of state to Indiana or Florida State was the kindness he showed me ( and the HOPE scholarship on top of a nice sized music scholarship). I really hope he's going to be there next fall but most of all I hope he's okay after all he has been through. Thanks.


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